Archives: Jillian

Jillian 33 – Some Writing Notes

November 23, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

character writing

Writing tips from Our Jillian For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ Writing has been on my mind. Lately I have been reading a lot of free books on my kindle. They are promotions mostly by newer authors and some of them are fantastic. Some of them fail the very first test of • Read More »

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Jillian 32 – Time & Motion

October 11, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

A busy Life For the start of these episodes go to  http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ I asked Jillian, once, how she managed time so she could fit so much into her busy life. She always seemed to be occupied with one task or another and they all appeared to just work; and I wondered how it all was • Read More »

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Jillian 31 – Cottage in The Snow

October 3, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ Jillian had a friend, we’ll call her Mandy. Sadly she has passed away now, but at the time Jillian knew her she owned a delightful little cottage in a country town a few hours away from a major city in Australia. It was in an area • Read More »

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Jillian 30 – Pilot Licence Mega FAIL!

September 22, 2015 | By Colin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Pilot Fail

Pilot Licence For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ Every now and then Jillian tells me a snippet of something or other and then we move on and the information becomes lost in the mists of – well not time, necessarily – but forgetfulness and insignificance shall we say? Some time ago, while • Read More »

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Jillian 28 – Appro & Other Things.

September 7, 2015 | By Colin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Fascinator Melbourne Cup

For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ It’s coming up to Melbourne Cup time, and it got me thinking. I asked Jillian if she had heard of ‘buying on appro’? She said she remembered her parents talking about it. Wasn’t sure if they ever did it – but yeah the concept was known • Read More »

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Jillian 25 – The Big Game (Patterns)

July 31, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

A story from Jillian’s memories. A rogues gallery of friends and enemies. Arthur had been retrenched and had no idea what to do or where to go. Money was not an immediate problem due to a reasonably generous package, and his partner who was still working at a really well paid job. She said she • Read More »

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#ourjillian

July 18, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Wow I’m kinda getting with it. Lots of stuff happening here at Career Change  Strategies. New Logo. new plan and new direction. Stuff will be changing here on an almost daily basis. More focus on writing and selling my IP. Stay tuned for more about this. Very exciting. 1st up that affects my good readers • Read More »

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Jillian 23 – Some Drinking Anecdotes

July 12, 2015 | By Colin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Drinking Jillian has told me so much over the years and as I began this task; I compiled a list of potential topics. Many have already made it into print and many don’t really lend themselves to one of our stories. There are others that will be revealed ‘in the fullness of time’ as they • Read More »

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Jillian 22b – Potty Mouth

July 2, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

How Jillian and her Mum Hit The Town and Learned a Few Choice New Expressions and so Much More! Show-time in Melbourne continued! There was still another planned event to go. “How am I going to handle this?” Jillian said to herself. Venue Number 2 What she really said to me was. “I had a • Read More »

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Jillian 22a – Potty Mouth

June 29, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

How Jillian and her Mum Hit The Town and Learned a Few Choice New Expressions and so Much More! Show-time in Melbourne Some time ago, now (must have been mid to late 70’s) Jillian was in Melbourne with her mother. It was the first time Nancy had been in the big smoke. Any big smoke. • Read More »

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Jillian 20 – Fire in the House!

May 23, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Jillian 20 – Fire in the House! Sometimes Jillian tells me funny stuff, sometimes life stuff and sometimes general stuff that is not very much of anything. This time I reckon we got some dramatic substance. Can’t remember when this was nor where in the world, but it was obviously exciting and emotional for Jillian. • Read More »

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Jillian 18 – A New York State of Mind.

May 1, 2015 | By Colin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

I know. Another travel thingy. But I can only report what the lovely Jillian tells me. And this is what I have for this week. Not sure when this was but she was in New York for a week with a girlfriend and doing all the usual touristy exploring things including the ‘hop-on / hop-off’ • Read More »

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Jillian 17 – Humour (Again)

April 25, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

I couldn’t let it go. Seemed like a metaphor for all that we have lost in our modern world. Humour; laughter; funny. What does it all mean? Why do we have laughing groups in almost every country in the world? What is  all about? Babies and children seem to smile and laugh at many things • Read More »

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Jillian 16 – Words

April 18, 2015 | By Colin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Power of Words

A while ago Jillian was telling me about a girl in her primary school when she was quite young. They had a reading class; she remembers they were sitting outside so it was a nice day, and this girl, Janice was her name, had trouble reading one particular word. It was very early in Jillian’s • Read More »

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Jillian 15 – Humour

April 11, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Alcohol - Funny

The other day I asked Jillian (it being the Comedy Festival in Melbourne where I live), what humour meant to her. “Something that makes me laugh”, she quickly said. “OK.” I passed the baton back to her. “What makes you laugh?” Not unexpectedly she replied, “Something that is funny.” There you have it. The perfectly • Read More »

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Jillian 14 – Wine Incident

March 28, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Jillian 14 – Wine Incident (For the beginning of these snippets please follow this link. http://career-change-strategies.com.au/fun-training-offers/meet-my-friend-jillian/) On one of her return visits to New Zealand when she was a bit older, Jillian spent a bit of time in WINDY WELLINGTON. (Remember the visit we spoke of when she was a sales person?) Well it was • Read More »

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Jillian 13a – 2nd School Incident (Continued)

March 20, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Jillian 13a – 2nd School Incident (Continued) For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/fun-training-offers/meet-my-friend-jillian/ “Where were we?” Jillian asked when we next met. “Think I left you on a bit of cliff, hanging on my every word?” She smiled. Guess our Jillian is beginning to enjoy this. “Sir 2? Is that where we • Read More »

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